State urges Supreme Court to preserve abortion clinic regulations

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The longest-running abortion case in Kansas reached the state Supreme Court on Monday as the state argued for preserving abortion clinic regulations that were enacted 12 years ago but were challenged for restricting access to the procedure.

Solicitor General Tony Powell asked the court to keep the clinic rules, which were passed among a number of new limits on abortion enacted after Sam Brownback was elected governor in 2010. Powell said the rules didn't block access to abortion.

"In our view, these regulations, while perhaps imposing some inconvenience, ultimately do not impair a woman's ability to obtain . . .

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